Evolution of an Idea
Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming has been an active club for over seven years, with over seventy game nights and many conventions under its belt. Throughout that time, the idea for a multiplayer game simulating the hunt for a Great White Whale has been talked about, hinted at, and toyed with. We've heard about or played in or seen some games come close, but never committed and made it happen as a club game night event ourselves.
Until now. March 2017 has seen it suggested and seen the beginnings of a real commitment, both financially and organizationally, to finally see the reality of a club game designed to allow players to hunt that monster of the depths, Moby Dick.
This also marks a bit of a first. While we have all contributed our own existing toys and ideas to the formation and enjoyment of many of our club games, we have done so with little real planning and true forethought about the shared construction of those games. This project marks perhaps the first time then that many of us are prepared to commit to collecting a set of figures (in this case one or more whalers and their crews), painting them up, and bringing them out to make the game a true reality and a good time for everyone.